Gas Station and Convenience Store Liability
The Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III consists of Cape Cod slip and fall attorneys who assist people hurt in accidents on another party’s property. We have the skill and experience to help you seek the full compensation to which you may be entitled. Our premises liability attorneys have over 146 years of combined legal experience in personal injury cases and a strong record of success for the people whom we represent.
Gas stations and convenience stores are often the sites of slip and fall accidents, in part because of the high volume of foot traffic that they see each day. Aisles may become cluttered or slick, spills may leave check-out lines slippery, and weather conditions may make parking areas more difficult to navigate. The injuries caused by these and other unsafe conditions may include broken bones, spinal cord damage, brain trauma, and even a tragic death.Holding a Gas Station or Convenience Store Liable for Your Injuries
If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident at a gas station or convenience store, you probably can seek damages from the property owner or others responsible for the hazardous condition that injured you. The damages usually available in slip and fall cases in Massachusetts include money for doctors’ bills and other medical costs, missed wages due to time away from work, and pain and suffering, among other economic and non-economic costs and losses. In some cases, the family members of a person injured in an accident may also be able to seek damages for what the law calls “loss of consortium.” These damages are designed to compensate for the loss of a spouse’s or parent's companionship, support, love, and guidance.
Property owners, like a gas station or convenience store proprietor, may be found liable for a slip and fall or other accident based on a legal theory called “premises liability.” The law places a “duty of care” on property owners, requiring them to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition. It also obligates property owners to warn visitors of any hazards that the owner knows about or should discover through a reasonable inspection. For instance, a convenience store that leaves spilled water in an aisle for an unreasonable amount of time – and does not adequately warn visitors that the floor is slick – is likely to be liable in the event that a customer slips and falls on the wet surface.Discuss Your Slip and Fall Case with a Cape Cod Lawyer
At the Law Offices of John C. Manoog, III, we have a strong record of getting results in many slip and fall and other premises liability cases. This includes a number of six-figure settlements and judgments for people injured in these accidents. Our attorneys fight aggressively to advance our clients’ interests in court, while seeking every opportunity to favorably resolve cases through negotiation and settlement when possible.
Our Cape Cod slip and fall attorneys offer free consultations from our offices, which are conveniently located in Hyannis and Plymouth. Our lawyers are also happy to travel to you if you cannot make it to us. We do not charge a fee in many cases unless we are successful. Call us at 888-262-6664 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a knowledgeable injury lawyer. Nós Falamos Português.